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Poster: Jonathan Aizen Date: May 29, 2003 4:11pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Sample Size Correction

One more thing in defense of the batting average: it's timely. The recently popular moe. show from May 6th, came up into the BA list as it was temporarily of interest, then shot back out when users lost their interest. This is unique to the top BA list.

Anyway, not trying to be defensive here, but am trying to make it clear that it beats what we had before and that's why it's prominently placed. It is not self-reinforcing and there is something interesting about that.

I also think this conversation is particularly useful to have because it brings to light that users don't really seem to understand the way the batting average works, and it also provides very useful insight about where we could potentially focus our research in the future.

so thanks

This post was modified by Jonathan Aizen on 2003-05-29 23:11:17